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Sharapova and Federer back in action on Day Five

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Originally published on 29/08/14

US Open, day five order of play

Play starts on all courts at 11am EST / 4pm BST unless stated otherwise

 

Arthur Ashe Stadium

Johanna Larsson (SWE) v Jelena Jankovic (SRB) [9]

Not before 1pm: Sara Errani (ITA) [13] v Venus Williams (USA) [19]

Bernard Tomic (AUS) v David Ferrer (ESP) [4]

Not before 7pm: Sam Groth (AUS) v Roger Federer (SUI) [2]

Maria Sharapova (RUS) [5] v Sabine Lisicki (GER) [26]

 

Louis Armstrong Stadium

Roberta Vinci (ITA) [28] v Shuai Peng (CHN)

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [7] v Dudi Sela (ISR)

Lucie Safarova (CZE) [14] v Alize Cornet (FRA) [22]

Venus Williams (USA) / Serena Williams (USA) v
Oksana Kalasnikova (GEO) / Olga Savchuk (UKR)

 

Grandstand

Gael Monfils (FRA) [20] v Alejandro Gonzalez (COL)

Not before 12.30pm: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) v Simona Halep (ROU) [2]

Tomas Berdych (CZE) [6] v Martin Klizan (SVK)

Not before 5pm: Andrea Petkovic (GER) [18] v Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [10]

 

Match of the day: Maria Sharapova v Sabine Lisicki

Only the die-hards in the UK will see it live, but for you fairweather types it’ll be worth recording and watching back with your toast and coffee on Saturday morning. Lisicki has beaten Sharapova just once in their six encounters but that win came in their last Grand Slam meeting, at Wimbledon in 2012.

Sharapova gave up a set against Alexandra Dulgheru in the second round before sharpening up, admitting she relied on her conditioning to outlast the Romanian. Lisicki’s power could cause similar problems, or it could spark a sterling performance from the former champion. Either way, worth a watch – morning or night.

 

Look out for: Bernard Tomic

Aussie Tomic remains an enigma, but there’s no denying his talent. Granted a wildcard to play in New York, the 21-year-old beat Dustin Brown in straight sets to set up a shot at No.4 seed David Ferrer, a two-time former US Open semi-finalist. It’s the sort of contest that might bring the best out of Tomic, who claimed his second career title on the hard courts of Bogota ahead of the US summer – or the very worst, should he go walkabout. With Bernie, there’s no way of knowing.

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